Dwitiya Shradh 2023 Date

Dwitiya Shradh 2023 Date, Dooj Shradha

What is Pitru Paksh Shradha

Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas (पार्वण श्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.

Hindus place a great deal of importance on Pitru Paksha from the perspective of carrying out the ancestors' shradh rites. From the purnima of the Bhadrapada (August–September) month through the Amavasya day, the Pitru Paksh period lasts. Special shradh is conducted during the Pitru Paksha or the Mahalaya Paksha on the corresponding tithis when the ancestors passed away. The shradh rites performed during the Pitru Paksha era are highly valued by the Shastras since they benefit the participants and their family more.

What is Dwitiya Shradha

dwitiya shradh date

Regardless of whether they went away during the Shukla paksha or the Krishna paksha, Shradh is performed on this day for all ancestors who passed away on the Dwitiya tithi.
Dooj shrada is another name for Dwitiya shradha. Annually, people observe Shradh in the same month, paksha, and tithi that their ancestors died. Shradh and tarpan are performed for them on this day each year to relieve their hunger in the astral realms and get their blessings for the entire family. If the yearly shradh cannot be performed for whatever reason, it might still be beneficial to execute it on the appropriate tithi during the Pitru paksha.

Importance of Pitru Paksha shradh/Dwitiya Shradh


In Hinduism, the shastras attach a huge importance to Pitru Paksha shradh since all the ancestors from the Pitru lok (ancestral world) will be travelling to the earth to visit their descendants during this period. If Shradh is not performed to them, they get disappointed. If they are offered shradh and tarpan, they bless their descendants profusely.

Due to the fact that all of the ancestors from the Pitru lok (ancestral world) would be travelling to Earth and visiting their offspring during this time, the Hindu shastras place a great deal of significance on Pitru Paksha shradh. They become upset if Shradh is not done for them. They give their descendants a hearty blessing if shradh and tarpan are performed for them.

Dwitiya Shradh is a serious day where people may show their adoration and respect for their ancestors. Devotees believe that by carrying out this practice, they may guarantee the comfort and tranquility of their dead loved ones. The significance of this day must be kept in mind, and the rites must be carried out with the utmost dedication.

According to the Marandeya Purana, it is believed that the ancestors of the person would grant health, wealth, and happiness, to the person performing Shradh as well as the whole family.

Rituals of Dwitiya Shraddha

It is necessary for the individual doing the shraddhas to take a bath and put on clean clothing, particularly a dhoti and a holy thread.
The performer is wearing a ring made of durva grass.
The sacred thread is altered several times during the rites.
When giving pinda to the ancestors, pinda daan is performed.
On this day, they worship Yama and Sri Vishnu.
Food is provided to ants, dogs, cows, crows, and dogs.
On this occasion, Dakshina is offered to Brahmans, along with food and charitable offerings.
Family members recite or listen to the Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana together.

Dwitiya Shradh Ritual Timings

Dwitiya Shradh 2023 Date - Saturday, September 30, 2023


Pratipada Shraadh Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat - 11:47 AM to 12:35 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 48 Mins

Pratipada Shradh Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat - 12:35 PM to 01:23 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 48 Mins

Pratipada Shradha Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal - 01:23 PM to 03:46 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 23 Mins

Dwitiya Tithi Begins - 12:21 PM on Sep 30, 2023
Dwitiya Tithi Ends - 09:41 AM on Oct 01, 2023

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